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Medieval stone head discovered in Norfolk ruin

A limestone head, thought to date back 1,000 years, has been discovered during work on a medieval ruined church in Norfolk.

The find has been made at St Margaret's Church at Hopton-on-Sea. The head was embedded in the stonework at the top of the church's tower.

Based on its Romanesque design it's thought it formed part of the original church building, dating from the 11th century, which was demolished and re-used when the church was remodelled in the 13th or 14th centuries.

The stone head discovered in the ruin Credit: Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust


Silverstone venue nominated for award

The Silverstone Wing Credit: Silverstone Circuit

A new venue at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire has been shortlisted for the ‘Venue of the Year’ award by the Association of Event Organisers.

The Silverstone Wing opened in 2011. It overlooks the start line and has already hosted a number of public events, exhibitions and conferences.

Architect's £1 million spa make-over

Architect Emily Barnston with her spa design

An old Norfolk farmhouse has been given a £1 million make-over to become a health spa.

The work at Willow Farm at Blofield Heath has been designed by Norwich based architects Fielden and Mawson.

Willow Farm House is expected to attract around 4,000 guests a year, boosting the local economy and creating new jobs.